The Breu Teatre Estratègic representation of the play by the Catalan modernist writer can be seen on Saturday the 27th of December
First staged in the Teatro Romea on the 25th of February, 1910, Dol d’Alivio, or Dol d’Alleujo, is one of the lesser-known and less frequently represented plays by Santiago Rusiñol. The play is a one-act, “costumbrist” piece in which the prolific modernist painter and writer offers an ironic, critical portrait of the Catalan bourgeois society of the period. Rusiñol, who was the author of many works covering a wide range of subject matter, exposes the social hypocrisy of a group of widows who flaunt their “most severe grief” on the passing of their respective husbands, expressing their sorrows and obsessions in a style of Catalan that predates the subsequent normalisation of the language, to the extent that the piece also serves as an entertaining and light-hearted portrait of part of the social history of Barcelona.
The play is directed by Elisenda Seras and stars the members of the theatre company Breu Teatre Estratègic. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Catalan Modernist Museum (Museu del Modernisme) prior to the performance and a glass of cava will be offered after the show as a gesture to round off the evening. Reservations can be made here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dol d’Alivio can be seen on Saturday the 27th of December beginning at 6.30 pm and tickets are priced at 15€ for adults and 7.50€ for children. The ticket price includes a visit to the museum (before 6.30 pm) and a glass of cava after the performance.
More information is available here.
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